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Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Digital Media



Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Digital Media


Subject leader

Mr S Johnson


About the subject

Cambridge Technicals are vocational qualifications at Level 3 for students aged 16+. They’re designed with the workplace in mind and provide a high-quality alternative to A Levels.


Students will develop professional and social skills through interaction with performers, clients and peers; as well as theoretical and technical knowledge and understanding to underpin these skills. This will allow their creativity and flair to be harnessed in the design and production of media products used within the industry.


Students will develop conceptual ideas, and visualise these all the way through the production cycle; from planning and pre-production right through to editing, postproduction and presentation of products. They’ll also learn how to analyse target audience requirements, research market demand and bring a media concept alive working in line with legal and regulatory requirements, in a safe and effective way, protecting themselves and those they’re working with from injury or harm.


Students will also gain an understanding of how different businesses and organisations in the media sector work. When it comes to progression or employment, your students will learn about the variety of opportunities available to them, and the roles and responsibilities of media businesses and organisations within the sector. This will make sure your students develop clear ideas about where they might like to take their career and what progression routes they’d like to follow.


Year 12 / 13 Overview

Units of Study Include:


Unit 1: Media Products and Audiences (Exam)


Unit 2: Pre-production and Planning (Exam)


Unit 3: Create a Media Product (Coursework Portfolio)


Unit 20: Advertising media (Coursework Portfolio)


Unit 21: Plan and Deliver a Pitch for a Media Product (Coursework



Unit 23: Create a Personal Media Profile (Coursework Portfolio)




Exam board used for A Level or BTEC



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